Showing posts from November, 2010

Baked Ham {Great Grandmother's Recipe}

Traditionally Baked Ham at our house growing up was served for special occasions like Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.  My Mother-in-law always cooked her hams low and slow, and she never put a glaze on it.  She used the ham juices to baste with. Jim's Mother's recipe for baked ham was relatively easy and yielded an absolutely delicious result. This is because she cooked her ham low and slow in the oven without adding a glaze, and the end result was melt in your mouth.  Her secret to cooking an amazing ham was to add water to the pan, cover with foil and baste with the ham juices occasionally during the cooking, approximately every 30 minutes. Pure Deliciousness!

Buttery Fresh Herb Tea Biscuits

Little Fresh Herb Tea Biscuits,   a sweet fluffy biscuit dipped in buttery fresh minced herbs, a perfect accompaniment to stews and soups or brunch with a bit of ham in between them. We enjoyed these  Little Fresh Herb Tea Biscuits  with a bowl of   Beef Stew with Butternut Squash and Fennel .

Beef Stew with Butternut Squash and Fennel

Beef Stew with Butternut Squash and Fennel is a hearty stew that is warm and cozy.  The perfect one pot dish that can feed any one's love for comfort food! For a long time, I have wanted to add some flair to my Simply Beef Stew recipe, which we love. Who doesn't love one pot meals? You might say that this stew is a layer and layers of flavors all in one pot.  The stew begins with the beef coated with flour and seasonings.  Then I add onions, fennel, and carrot, then onto the butternut squash and potatoes, and ending with a slow simmer with a bay leaf and sprigs of thyme.  What else can I say, this Beef Stew with Butternut Squash and Fennel is a wonderfully aromatic dish that can feed any one's love for comfort food! The recipe for those cute little biscuits is here ! Beef Stew with Butternut Squash and Fennel 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 lbs. beef stew meat 1/4-12 cup flour 1 teaspoons garlic powder 1 teaspoon ground coriander 2 teaspoon

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes , drop an oreo in the bottom of cup liners and pour cake batter on top. Bake and frost topping them with another oreo. Yummy goodness!   Cookies and Cream Cupcakes  are the rage right now on the web.  Who doesn't like these little chocolate jewels?  You are going to want to grab a glass of milk.

Pineapple Chess Pie {Granny's Recipe}

Pineapple Chess Pie,   all the ingredients of a regular chess pie except for the addition of a small can of crush pineapple. When I think of some of the pies that my Mother would make during the holidays, I think of this wonderful Pineapple Chess Pie that is so rich and delicious.

7 Layered Salad, {Granny's Recipe}

A classic 70's dish, 7-Layer Salad can be made a day ahead, easy to carry to gatherings, lovely to look at when assembled in a glass bowl.  It is certainly a crowd pleaser.  The 7 Layered Salad has been around for a long time even though as a newlywed in the 70's, I thought that it was my Mother's original creation (smiles).

Brenda's Quick Chicken Taquito Enchiladas {using Delimix Chicken Taquitos}

When you are looking for a quick dish to take to a gathering or just make for yourself in a hurry, you are going to want to make these Quick Chicken Taquito Enchiladas. The recipe comes from a dear friend of mine who is a wonderful cook and who has her own repertoire of her signature dishes that are out of this world.  There are endless possibilities to what kind of cheese you like on them to what kind of toppings you like. 

German Chocolate Pie

If you are a Classic German Chocolate Cake fan, you will be a big fan of German Chocolate Pie. I t is packed with all the richness and chocolate deliciousness of the cake, and it is everything you are looking for in a beautiful holiday dessert! Granny's German Chocolate Pie Granny's German Chocolate Pie recipe is an old recipe passed down to me by my Mother.  My family looked forward to it every Thanksgiving and Christmas.   Do you have a couple of family members who devour a particular pie during the holidays?   At my Mother's house during the holidays, my husband and my sister would try to see who would get the last piece of her Coconut Meringue Pie .

Coconut Banana Bread

I could make Coconut Banana Bread every day.  It has become one of my personal favorites.  I think it is the combination of the coconut, bananas, and butter that makes it so moist and yummy. Any Banana Bread recipe I come across, I am going to jump on it. That is exactly what happened with this recipe. A sweet friend of mine gave me a recipe for banana bread that does not call for any milk, sour cream, yogurt, etc. I have never seen a recipe that didn't call for some sort of dairy product. I couldn't wait to try it, and I am here to tell you that this is the moistest Banana Bread ever.

Simple Peach Salad {Granny's Recipe}

Individual Peach Salads nestled in iceberg lettuce bring so many memories of my Mother serving them. My Mother was such a creative and frugal cook.  She could take whatever we had in the refrigerator or pantry and served a fantastic meal that was her crown of glory. Priceless .